Thursday, December 16, 2010

Carbon Leaf, Conspirator, Skip Castro, Good Humor Band, Jingle Bud Bash

Much holiday happenings over the next few days.

The Jingle Bud Bash will be at the Hat Factory on Thursday night.  Admission is FREE, but you MUST GET A TICKET FROM radio stations HOT 100.9,  103.7 The River, or 96.5 KLR. Just go to one of their web sites to get a pair.  There will not be any tickets at the door. The show is for ages 21 and up.  The show will feature Richmond artists DJ Phenom, DJ Williams Projekt, Farm Vegas, and Proverbial.

You may know them from Prarie Home Companion, they're Robin & Linda Williams and they'll be with Their Fine Group at Ashland Coffee & Tea for a Christmas show on Friday night at 8 PM.  Tix are $25 in advance, $30 day of show.  Here are Robin & Linda singing "Wildwood Flower" by a crackling fire that will be sure to warm you:

 



Also on Thursday, Richmond's favorite yacht rock tribute band, Three Sheets to the Wind, will be at The Republic.  The show is FREE and starts at 10 PM. 

Friday night, Charlottesville VA legends Skip Castro & the Good Humor Band (w/Steve Bassett) bring their good time rock and roll to The National.  Show starts at 8 and tix are $20.  Here is the Skip Castro Band doing the rave-up "My Gal is Red Hot":


Richmond legends Carbon Leaf come back home for a performance at The National on Saturday night.  Tix are $18 in advance, $21 day of show.  Doors open at 7, show starts at 8 with openers Delta Rae & Suzanna Choffel.  Carbon Leaf has a new Christmas album out of all original music called "Christmas Child" and the show will be part of their acoustically-themed "Home for the Holidays" tour.  Here they are performing the title track from the new album:


If you would rather dance the night away to jamtronica, check out Conspirator, featuring members of Disco Biscuits & Pretty Lights, at the Hat Factory on Saturday night.  Doors open at 10, tix are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.  Here is a whole Conspirator show for you to check out from the Trinumeral festival in 2008:


With all the year-end best of lists (so far Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" is leading the pack), here is a worst of the year list: The 12 Worst Album Covers of 2010.  I made the mistake of looking at this before bedtime and I am sure I will be having nightmares. 

And be sure to check out this article: 10 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs Hidden in Famous Albums.  I will definitely be trying out #8.

Finally, from Paste Magazine's 25 Best Music Videos of 2010, here is Surfer Blood doing "Floating Vibes":


Have a great weekend!

Tony Jordan